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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 19, 2011 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

It is always fun to read your comments about life there. I considered mentioning her stay to you many times, but didn’t feel comfortable intruding upon either of your privacies.

Om Mani Peme Hung

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 19, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Gentle and classy v. Hope you are well.
We would have taken the offer up in spades. Lunch(es), dinner(s), festivals (esp. free pot day to the Blue Dude), goddesses, the easy, orderly driving, and modern conveniences. I would lose my wife on Fabric St. I'd have to tie a rope on her before she went in.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 20, 2011 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Oh, no problem either way -- anyone can shoot a line if they're in these parts and feel like it. Btw, seems like a very good program she was with; wow, I'd have been all over that kind of thing back in college! Neat stuff kids can do now.

Interesting transliteration, too ... "Om Mani Peme Hung" ... never seen it that way. I'm wondering about the influence of Chinese on that transliteration. Usually it's written Om Mani Padme Hum (or some version thereof).

Fun facts for you (or anyone) to pass along: Notice that "Padme" is also the name of the Star Wars gal. As it happens, "Yoda" is Sanskrit for warrior. And "Paduwan" (the Jedi term for students) is the Sanskrit term for, well, student. Or, alternately, follower. I may put something on Wikipedia about that once I can get my husband (who I just asked to clarify) to stop going on about Sanskrit roots that would determine under which circumstances it's "student" or "follower." I do know that if you mispronounce it, it means ... one who passes gas loudly!

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Poster: vapors Date: Jul 20, 2011 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

As you can imagine, it was a wonderful experience for her and one I am sure will stick with her for life. I tried to get a small grip on Tibetan translations and would cleverly insert some in our email exchanges while she was away.

I strived for one that would give a nod to the Dalai Lama when responding to you, and am not certain where or why I choose that transliteration.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk6q0zxa4xQ

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 20, 2011 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Dalai Lama's Talk today...

Well, LOL, in terms of "sticking for life," it does tend to, so watch out ... I first came here almost 20 years ago ... you could end up with some long Xmas commutes :-)